MILITARY CONNECTIONS: Celebration of veterans' service leads to rich experience
(Dec. 2, 2011)
The Victory Bell at East Carolina University sounded 140 times on Nov. 11, each chime commemorating the military service of one individual. At the ECU Veterans Day celebration, those individual names were read aloud and engraved on brick pavers purchased by family and friends.
James Bearden, director of the BB&T Center for Leadership Development at ECU, purchased 20 pavers now permanently set in the Memorial Walk on campus to honor the military service of his friends and colleagues. And he enjoyed a remarkable experience in the process. Read more...